March madness: Gazette 49, USC 35
By Emmett Macfarlane
GAZETTE AND THE USC GET TOUCHY FEELY — FOR THE
FIRST AND LAST TIME ALL YEAR. In a resounding 49-35 Gazette
football victory at Elgin field on Sunday afternoon,
the players never forgot the true meaning of love.
Journalists from The Gazette collided with University Students’ Council
politicians for the annual Gazette versus USC football game
Sunday afternoon, in an epic (and clearly not defensive) battle
which saw Gazette staff trample the politicos 49-35.
Although hampered by spending every waking moment of the school
year behind desks, eating CentreSpot food and writing for a
daily newspaper, the Gazetters came out hard, scoring the opening
touchdown on their first drive of the game.
USC President Paul Yeoman, VP-finance Rohan Belliappa, VP-campus
issues Adrienne Kennedy, VP-student affairs Matt Huether and
a host of other politicians regrouped after referring the matter
of offense to committee, rewriting 14 bylaws and holding a
roll-call vote. Unfortunately, the USCers didn’t have
quorum, so by the half they were down 28-14.
Led by News Editors Marshall Bellamy and Dan Perry, Sports
Editors Ian Denomme and Dave Lee, Opinions Editor Mark Polishuk,
and Editor-in-Chief Emmett Macfarlane (oh, and a bunch of sports
writers who played football in high school and who clearly
spend a lot less time in the office than their peers), The
Gazette team refused to get overconfident.
The game was also noteworthy in that neither side brought
any ‘ringers’, and there was no blood or broken
bones despite the rhetoric being spewed back and forth in the
days leading up to the game.
Game stats: MVP for USC team: USC president-elect Nick Staubitz.
MVP for Gazette team: photographer Aaron Lynett. Total touchdowns
scored: 12. Total cookies consumed: 40. Number of Gazette News
editors drinking rum during the game: 1. Number of times a
USC player raised his hand and said “point of order”: